Literary Witches: A Celebration Of Magical Women Writers

The FRONT presents excerpts from author Taisia Kitaiskaia and artist Katy Horan’s new anthology Literary Witches: A Celebration Of Magical Women Writers. The book reimagines 30 female authors as true witches: not hook-nosed creatures riding on brooms, but figures of radical creativity, originality and empowerment.

Taisia Kitaiskaia is the author of Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles, based on her column voiced by a Slavic witch in The Hairpin. She holds an MFA from the James A. Michener Center for Writers and has published poetry in journals such as Crazyhorse, Guernica, Gulf Coast, Pleiades and The Fairy Tale Review.

Katy Horan channels the Witch archetype through her drawings and paintings of Appalachian granny witches, full moon ceremonies, and strange folk magic. Her work has been shown in galleries throughout North America and featured in anthologies such as Beasts!, The Exquisite Book and Dark Inspiration.

Literary Witches: A Celebration Of Magical Women Writers is available here.

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